'Still Better Than Africa': Inside Israel's Detention Camp for Migrants

Some 10,500 Sudanese and Eritrean men have passed through Israel's desert detention center's gates since they opened three years ago.

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The Holot detention facility, September 2014.
The Holot detention facility, September 2014.Credit: AP
Ilan Lior
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The 'Holot World Cup' at Ben Gurion University, Thursday, January 14, 2016.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
Asylum seeker arrives at Holot detention center in January 2014. Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
Asylum seekers at the Holot detention center in the Negev.Credit: Daniel Bar-On
African migrants at the Holot detention center in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, Sept. 23, 2014.Credit: AP
Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers at the Holot Detention Center in southern Israel, December 8, 2016.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz



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